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George Oliver BURNETT

Regimental number567
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
OccupationFarm manager
AddressPalmwoods, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Burnett, c/o Mrs F Duffield, Palmswood, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF41
Promotion date: 23 September 1918


Unit: Eductn Service
Promotion date: 1 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack on the enemy's positions east of HAMEL, this N.C.O. displayed great bravery and devotion to duty. He helped to organise a few men and with his Company Commander attacked a battery position of two 4.2 guns, which in addition to opening fire at point blank range, were protected by two machine guns. The guns were captured and 4 Officers and 30 other ranks taken prisoners. He set a excellent example of bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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